Look what just arrived! This 12-foot-tall amethyst geode is one of the world’s largest. It was born when molten magma poured from the Earth’s crust about 135 million year ago. View it in the Grand Gallery through the 2017 holiday season.
And with this big geode comes big news for the Museum: The halls of gems and minerals will undergo a complete redesign to transform the 11,000-square-foot space into a gleaming showcase for a world-renowned collection. The halls will be named for Roberto and Allison Mignone—learn more with the #linkinbio!